Opinion

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The battle over Elizabeth Warren

Who is surprised that the banking industry is drawing a line in the sand to prevent the nomination of Elizabeth Warren to head the new consumer financial protection agency?

Cheers and jeers, from the Gulf to the Vatican

A lot of jeers - for BP, CEOs and Vatican officials - and some cheers too.

Wall Street reform overcomes Wall Street blockade

After a year of intense struggles on one side, and bank lobbying on the other side, Congress yesterday passed Wall Street reform - a big step, but the battle's not over.

An idea whose time has come

A new political and economic model, a new New Deal, is urgently needed, but the tycoons of finance are not about to yield their power - it will take a series of struggles.

Socialism in North Dakota

The Bank of North Dakota, the only state-owned bank in America, earned a record profit last year even as private-sector banks lost billions.

A reality check on Wall Street

By any objective measure, Wall Street has given up its right to manage our nation's finances.

Betting on all sides

If you listened to the recent testimony of Wall Street executives about the financial crisis, you would think that they were mere innocent spectators to it all.

Goldman Sachs: going broke for profit

The real crime of Goldman Sachs - buying the U.S. government through lobbying and placing former executives as appointees in high places - is not yet exposed.

A critical terrain of struggle

The AFL-CIO and its new president, Richard Trumka, are going to spend a day on Wall Street later this month, but not everyone there is planning to welcome them.